September 30, 2012

Review: Wellesley Wives by Suzy Duffy

Series: New England Trilogy 1
Format: ARC from publisher
Release Date: September 27, 2012
Purchase: Amazon | The Writer's Coffee Shop
Popsy Power - a Boston society-wife and her best friend, Sandra seem to have it all with billionaire husbands and beautiful daughters. But things change.

From Bollinger to basic-wage, it's a roller coaster for the ladies who lunch. When the daughters land in a heap of trouble too, it's hardly surprising that their mother should worry about the next generation of Wellesley Wives.

Life can't always be fun in the sun, but that's why there's fur!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful world of the Wellesley Wives.

I love chick lit and WELLESLEY WIVES by Suzy Duffy fit the bill perfectly. What I loved the most about the book is that the main characters aren't young twenty-something women, whining and stressing about "life". Instead we have a fifty year-old Popsy and her forty-something bestfriend Sandra who are living lives most of us only dream about. Until Fate decided to play a trick on them and decided to turn their lives upside down by ripping away their wealth and respective marriages in one afternoon.

Adding to the mayhem are Popsy's two daughters, Rosie and Lily, who are having personal problems of their own. Rosie is being strong armed by her husband to go to a swingers Caribbean getaway and Lily is the mistress of her father's bestfriend and business partner, Jack, who is also Sandra's husband. It's Complicated doesn't even begin to describe the situation and Popsy just found herself in the middle of mayhem.
Sometimes you have to make your own good luck, and something tells me your time is now, so come on. [Emily, Lily's BFF]
As you can see, WELLESLEY WIVES has some crazy entanglements going on and SDuffy untangled the mess in a deliberate manner and next thing you know, you're knee-deep and reacting strongly to the story. I found myself wanting to comfort Popsy and Sandra, I wanted Rosie to kick her husband, Mark, to the curb for being so selfish and I most definitely want to thump Lily's head for her stupidity. It all righted itself in the end and the journey these women took will have you feeling devastated, angry, frustrated, joyful and giddy.

WELLESLEY WIVES is a story about love, loss and the drive to work with what we have and shape our own future. And just like in real life, some of the characters will make you laugh and some will make you want to pull your hair out. These women might be privileged but their hardships and how they responded and dealt with it are experienced by most women from all walks of life. And it is this characteristic that gave the characters resonance and made the story relatable.


  1. No way I can pick a favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Can't pick a favorite but I love anything by Jennifer Crusie, Carly Phillips and Jill Shalvis.


  3. Anything from Bella Andre or Jennifer Probst ♥

  4. Can you keep a secret? by Sophie Kinsela. It was my most recent chik lit read and I was laughing all the time!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  5. My favorite would have to be BRIDGET JONES DIARY. So much fun to read.

    Mary P

  6. Anything by Jennifer Crusie :) Thanks for the fun post and giveaway!

  7. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a big fan of Mary Kay Andrews, so many of her books rank up there for me. I really loved Hissy Fit and Deep Dish though.


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